I drove Caitlin to her ballet class this afternoon, on the way we pass one of the local churches and, as I find myself involuntarily doing every time, I read its notice board. Now, the things written on this notice board are often inane and sometimes illogical* but this one strikes me as being actually offensive.
“God allows what he hates to achieve what he loves.”
I beg your pardon? The end justifies the means? All the suffering and hatred and evil and misery in our world is justified by the supposed fact that some people will believe in and worship God? I don’t think so.
*There’s a church in Hornsby for which I would add occasionally funny/clever, but this church’s notice board has never made me so much as smile.